URSTRONG and Be You Australia

URSTRONG is pleased to announce that Be You, a national initiative in Australia focused on Mental Health in Education, has accepted our Friendology 101 curriculum into their Be You Program’s

SnapChat’s Global Friendship Report 2020

We are pleased to announce that our Founder, Dana Kerford, has been featured in SnapChat’s Global Friendship Report for a second year in a row. As one of 17 experts

The Friendship Journal for Schools

Wellbeing Through the Lens of Friendship After years and years of requests, URSTRONG is pleased to announce the launch of The Friendship Journal. This annual planner for schools is designed

A Special Invitation to the UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development

Building Social and Emotional Learning for Education 2030 We are delighted to announce that our CEO, Michael Kerford, was invited to be a Member of the UNESCO MGIEP(Mahatma Gandhi Institute

Celebrating the URSTRONG Classroom

31 classes, 4,000+ children, 25 countries On May 15, 2020 we ran our final public URSTRONG Classroom session. For two months, we ran (drum roll, please!) 31 URSTRONG Classroom lessons

Helping Kids Find Their Brave

Overview What does anxiety look like for children, tweens, & teens during a pandemic? In this interview, we tap into the brilliant mind of Karen Young, Anxiety Expert. Learn where

Keeping Kids Connected

URSTRONG launches a Virtual Classroom for Kids Around the Globe During this uneasy time, our primary goal is: Keeping Kids Connected. Research shows us that social connection is the most


  To our URSTRONG Community,Like many of you, we’ve been closely monitoring the developing COVID-19 outbreak over the past month.  We’ve been working with a number of our URSTRONG Schools who

PODCAST: Dana Answers Common Questions from Kids

Overview What if someone is following me around? What do I do if a friend keeps stealing another friend away from me? What if someone is always rude to me

PODCAST: Dana Shares Tips on Helping Kids feel: SAFE, SEEN, BELONG

Overview How can we help kids feel safe? How do we help them feel seen and heard? And, how do we help them feel a sense of belonging? In this episode

Webinar for Educators: What is a URSTRONG School?

Overview Want to listen in on a webinar that Dana hosted for educators? Explicitly teaching children how to develop healthy friendships and manage conflict in a positive way is at

PODCAST: Helping Children Build Friendship Skills

Overview Want to listen in on a webinar that Dana hosted for parents? In this webinar, Dana Kerford shared what she’s learned from 10 years devoted to studying childhood friendships

Let’s help kids build healthier relationships together!

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